TGT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. J. C. Penney Upgraded to Strong Buy on Robust Holiday Sales - ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  2. Wal-Mart to Open 11 Canada Units, Complete Expansion - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced that it will open 11 supercenters by Jan 29 across Canada.
  3. Target Up to Strong Buy on Closing Canada Business - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Target Corporation (TGT) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  4. Target Corporation (TGT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    After a brief stint, Target has decided to shut down its Canadian operations as the company struggled to attain profitability ...
  5. CBRE Acquires UCR, Broadens Retail Services: Time to Buy? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    In sync with its efforts to strengthen its retail services offerings, CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) acquired a Dallas, Texas-based ...
  6. Target to Close Canadian Operations with $5.4B in Losses - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Target Corp. (TGT) has decided to wind up its unprofitable Canadian operations less than 24 months after its foray in the ...
  7. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth the Primary Driver - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco Wholesale (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club ...
  8. Target Ends Canada Operations, Is TGT Stock Still a Buy? - Stocks ...

    January 16, 2015
    Target looks to take a hit thanks to ending its Canada division. Does this change the outlook for the stock?
  9. Swiss Franc Goes Off Euro - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 15, 2015
    This morning, the Swiss National Bank has made the surprise decision to remove its long-standing exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss ...
  10. Kroger Hits New 52-Week High on Strong Fundamentals - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of The Kroger Co. (KR) touched a 52-week high of $66.69 on Jan 13, 2015 before eventually closing at $66.
  11. Key Internet Issues Bring These Stocks in Focus in 2015 - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Several factors are likely to influence the Internet in 2015 and are expected to be the king-makers as the year gradually ...
  12. Kimco Closes $1B Deals in Q4, Majorly Exits Latin America - Analyst ...

    January 8, 2015
    Kimco Realty (KIM) disclosed fourth-quarter deals worth $999 million and liquidated its Mexican portfolio, reflecting substantial ...
  13. Morgan Stanley Reveals Data Breach by Employee, Probe On - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    Morgan Stanley disclosed that information regarding nearly 10% or 350,000 of its wealth management clients was stolen by ...
  14. Kroger (KR) Looks Strong from Earnings Beat Perspective - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables The Kroger Co. (KR) to expand its store base and ...
  15. L Brands (LB) Continues Momentum, Hits 52-Week High - Analyst ...

    December 29, 2014
    Shares of L Brands, Inc. (LB) hit a 52-week high of $86.08 on Dec 26, 2014, eventually closing the session at $85.55.
  16. Hain Celestial Hits 52-Week High on Strong Brand Portfolio - ...

    December 29, 2014
    A leader in natural food and personal care product categories with an extensive portfolio of well-known brands and strong ...
  17. 3 Stocks for a Brighter Christmas - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2014
    As we head into the last shopping weekend before the year ends, let's examine some of the key factors which will continue ...
  18. Staples Reports Data Breach Impact on 1.16M Payment Cards - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Staples (SPLS) informed after investigations that nearly 1.16 million customers' payment cards might have been hacked because ...
  19. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth Its Primary Driver - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club industry. ...
  20. My Top Stock for December Could Stage a Double-Digit Rally

    December 16, 2014
  21. My Top Retail 'Buy' for December Could Stage a Double-Digit Rally

    December 16, 2014
  22. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    November 25, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  23. Retail Earnings Beating Low Expectations - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2014
    There is no doubt we see some improvement in the results from these industry players, but the magnitude of positive reactions ...
  24. Housing Data Broadly Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 19, 2014
    We got a mixed housing report and a couple of strong retail sector earnings reports this morning.
  25. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  26. Jobs Report Reassures - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 3, 2014
    The strong jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy's fundamentals are strong enough to sustain its positive momentum .
  27. Trading Stocks At Strong Support Or Resistance

    September 10, 2014
    Whether it's buying or selling near support or resistance, or waiting for a breakout, these four stocks present a near-term ...
  28. 5 Stocks To Watch During Back-To-School Season

    September 2, 2014
    Back-to-school season, which begins in July and hits a peak in mid-September, is an important time for retailers. It gives ...
  29. Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends

    August 28, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends
  30. Back on the Cusp of All-Time Highs - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 20, 2014
    The Fed remains in the spotlight today, with minutes of its last meeting coming out later this afternoon and the annual Jackson ...
  31. Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends

    August 20, 2014
    Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends
  32. Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day

    August 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day
  33. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  34. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  35. Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    June 9, 2014
    The growing threat of increasingly sophisticated hacker attacks could mean that now is the right time to add cybersecurity ...
  36. Target And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    June 8, 2014
    Kinder Morgan, Seattle Genetics and Target are among the companies that have seen insider buying recently. Insiders may sell ...
  37. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  38. Economic Growth: Foggy - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 21, 2014
    Following Target (TGT), Tiffany (TIF) and Hormel (HRL) earnings, the overall tone of today's session is unlikely to be any ...
  39. Fight Scams: Check Credit Card Accounts Online

    May 20, 2014
    Credit cards do offer some protection against fraud, but here are 4 reasons to be vigilant and protect your credit score ...
  40. A Tale of Two Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 12, 2014
    Can the large-cap stock indexes remain immune from the ongoing sell-off in the small-cap space?
  41. Big Volume Decliners Breaking Support

    May 7, 2014
    These four stocks all broke support on May 6, on high volume.
  42. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  43. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    April 28, 2014
    Wal-Mart's slow but steady push into the financial services sector could help jumpstart the chain's moribund U.S. sales.
  44. How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  45. This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    April 7, 2014
    With the albatross of a credit card security breach still hanging around its neck, it is no wonder that retail giant Target ...
  46. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  47. How Can Stocks Build on This? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 26, 2014
    The market simply doesn't seem to have the fuel to push stocks higher.
  48. Can the Gains Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 24, 2014
    The absence of answers to economic questions at least through April will limit the market's ability to build on recent gains. ...
  49. These Companies Know The Future Before It Happens

    February 13, 2014
    Wouldn't it be great to have a crystal ball to see into the future?You could know when the next market crash will be, ...
  50. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  51. Forget The Headlines, This Stock Is A Long-Term Buy

    January 17, 2014
    There are overreactions in the stock market all the time, leading to mispriced securities. This happens as investors tend ...
  52. 14% Yields From A Country Where Dividends Are Required By Law

    January 17, 2014
    It's a country that rarely gets any mention by the mainstream financial media.Sure, you hear about India, China, Russia, ...
  53. My Favorite Pharma Stock Is Stronger Than Ever

    January 17, 2014
    What do you call 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years? If you're a big pharmaceutical company, ...
  54. The Simple Win-Win Strategy For Taming Risk In Your Portfolio

    January 17, 2014
    Risk is a fundamental part of investing. It might be easiest to understand by using bonds as an example.#-ad_banner-#​With ...
  55. Forget Wal-Mart: This Is The Only Clothing Retailer I'd Own Right ...

    November 29, 2013
    For investors looking to buy stock in a clothing retailer, it would normally be a no-brainer to consider stalwarts like Wal-Mart ...
  56. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  57. Bear of The Day: Target (TGT) - Bear of the Day

    October 17, 2013
    Bear of The Day: Target (TGT) - Bear of the Day
  58. It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  59. Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  60. Why Wal-Mart’s Hiring Plans May Be Good News For Investors

    September 25, 2013
    Stung by complaints of bare shelves and poor customer service, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), is hiring 70,000 part-time ...
  61. Canadian Dilution And Sluggish U.S. Shopping Bring Target A Little ...

    August 21, 2013
    Target is seeing significant dilution from its expansion into Canada, as well as a tough U.S. retailling environment.
  62. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  63. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  64. New CEO at Ulta - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon recently appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer.
  65. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  66. Walmart's Cupboard Lies Bare

    March 28, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article March 26 suggesting Walmart is losing market share due to disorganized stores. Specifically, it ...
  67. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    March 26, 2013
    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has ...
  68. Herbalife Is Merely A Pawn In This Hedge Fund Battle Royal

    January 18, 2013
    Managers of some of the largest hedge funds are taking sides in the battle over Herbalife, arguing whether or not it's a ...
  69. Target's Strategic Initiatives - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, announced a ...
  70. BBBY Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on specialty retailer, Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), that also retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). ...
  71. Risk Reward Balances Target - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. economy is still grappling with an uneven recovery, and companies are striving to shield themselves from the financial ...
  72. Retail Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 21, 2012
    Here's a list of retail stocks to watch for 2013.
  73. Is Target Setting for a Break Out?

    December 1, 2012
    New York, November 27th ( - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) closed the trading day at $62.78, near its 5 ...
  74. Are Electronics Retailers Coming Back?

    November 30, 2012
    Electronics retailers have taken a beating over the past year. The holiday season has led to a resurgence, but will it last?
  75. Econ Data Gives Market Good Feeling - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Stocks have recovered most of the post-election losses on hopes of a 'Fiscal Cliff' resolution. But the positive market momentum ...
  76. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2012
    As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic ...
  77. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  78. Walmart's "Meh" Quarter Doesn't Excite Investors

    November 16, 2012
    Wal-Mart's quarter doesn't thrill an overly optimstic Wall Street.
  79. Are Costco's Growth Days Over?

    October 29, 2012
    Some stocks do so well for so long that investors start assuming these stocks will always be superstars, despite mounting ...
  80. Target Sells Credit Card Portfolio To TD For $5.9 Billion

    October 25, 2012
    Target announced October 23 that it was selling its credit card portolio for $5.9 billion. This is a good move for shareholders.
  81. Earnings Scorecard: Costco - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), a leading U.S. warehouse club operator, posted its fourth-quarter 2012 results on October ...
  82. Geoffrey Chomps Down On The Tablet Market

    October 16, 2012
    Toys "R" Us is introducing the Tabeo, a feature-rich tablet device for kids, available exclusively through its retail channels.
  83. Canada: A Safe Haven For Big Box Stores

    October 15, 2012
    American big box stores are popping up all over Canada and these retailers are basking in the benefits of pent-up Canadian ...
  84. Cabela's Outpost Store in Kalispell - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Cabela's Inc. (CAB) is all set to serve the residents of Kalispell, Montana, by opening a new store. This new offering will ...
  85. Bull Vs. Bear - Don't Expect A Mobile Payment Revolution

    August 21, 2012
    Not enough Americans own smartphones for the mobile payment revolution to really take off.
  86. Uptrends Within Uptrends

    August 8, 2012
    Short-term and long-term, these stocks are moving higher. The trendlines created by short and long-term trends provide price ...
  87. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  88. Tupperware Emerging As A Solid Value Play

    July 26, 2012
    Given its reasonable valuation and strong emerging market trends, Tupperware's stock is worthy of investment consideration.
  89. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  90. Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  91. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  92. Target Is in a Very Tight Range

    June 1, 2012
    New York, June 1st ( - Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) closed the trading session at $57.91 with ...
  93. Costco Living Up To Some High Expectations

    May 28, 2012
    While Costco may well find it harder to squeeze more efficiencies from an already highly efficient system, the international ...
  94. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  95. Have Misdeeds Opened A Window For Walmart?

    May 23, 2012
    Walmart continues to show respectible growth, but the valuation isn't all that interesting.
  96. Target Needs More Than "Upscale Discounting"

    May 18, 2012
    Target is doing alright, but the shopping environment is not healthy.
  97. Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News

    May 4, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 4, 2012 - Market News
  98. Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    April 30, 2012
    Helen Of Troy needs to show better leverage for the growth-by-acquisition strategy to add value.
  99. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    March 30, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  100. Genesco Lifts The Lid On Profits

    March 21, 2012
    Genesco's full-year earnings jumped 54% in fiscal 2012 to $3.43. Approaching a five-year high, it still has plenty of room ...
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